Kate Adie and David Parfitt help mark legacy of First World War in Sunderland

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Kate Adie
Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Kate Adie
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THE legacy of the First World War will be explored at an international conference in Sunderland.

Journalist Kate Adie and Oscar winner David Parfitt are set to return to their home city for the University of Sunderland’s three-day conference to be held next month.

They appear alongside academics coming from across the world to look at the impact the Great War had on the history, culture, philosophy, language and the politics of the last 100 years.

Sunderland’s only Oscar winner, David Parfitt, who was behind Shakespeare in Love, will be on hand to answer students’ questions to assist them in deepening their understanding of the war in both history and literature.  

Kate Adie, the former chief news reporter for the BBC, who recently published a book about the role of women in the war, will also be speaking at the conference.

The conference coincides with the 100th anniversary of the First World War and is one of many national events taking place throughout the year including Government funds to help secondary schools explore its historical impact and vast consequences.

David Parfitt said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Sunderland for a screening and discussion on our film The Wipers Times as part of this conference.”

Tickets for the conference, covering the three days, are available from the University’s online store at onlinestore.sunderland.ac.uk.